Wednesday, Sept. 2, an additional officer will be added at the Fort
McCoy Main Gate from 5:30-9 a.m. weekdays to help facilitate traffic
flow, said Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) Police Chief Jamie
The change also
includes routing incoming commercial vehicles to the inside entrance
lane to relieve congestion in front of the Vehicle Registration
Center. Guttenberg said this change and the extra officer on duty
should help prevent these vehicles from getting backed up and blocking
the turning lane to Vehicle Registration.
need to pay strict attention to the police officers and do as they
request," Guttenberg said. "The extra police officer will
help keep traffic moving and get people through the gate as smoothly
and quickly as possible."
vehicles (POVs) can use either the outside lane, which previously was
for commercial traffic, and the inside lane to enter the post, as
traffic patterns dictate, he said. The Main Gate is open 24/7 to
handle incoming and outgoing traffic. All motorists ó both
commercial and POVs ó coming to Fort McCoy who donít have
government vehicle decals must use this gate. Vehicle visitor passes
will be issued at the Main Gate.
will not affect operations at the Tomah (Gate 15) and Sparta (Gate 5)
Gates. These will be open from 5:30-8 a.m. weekdays for incoming
traffic with proper vehicle registration decals. All outgoing weekday
POV traffic also can use these gates from 3-5:30 p.m.
random access measurement tactics can be done at any time at all of
can include stopping and searching vehicles, officers carrying rifles,
using narcotic and bomb-sniffing dogs, etc.
measures are designed to catch bad people and keep them from coming
(or bringing unwanted items) onto post," Guttenberg said.
information about gate procedures, call the DES at 608-388-2266.